Happy birthday, Nora Roberts/J. D. Robb
Born in Maryland in 1950, bestselling romance author Nora Roberts celebrates her 56th birthday today.
Under the pseudonym J. D. Robb, Roberts writes a mystery series set in the future featuring lieutenant Eve Dallas. I'm particularly fond of Witness in Death because of its bitchy theater setting and a sure-fire hook: an actor dies on stage during a performance, where the entire audience, including Dallas, is witness to the murder. Roberts knows how to tell a story, and the reader is guaranteed a good time with any of her books.